While Kate Gosselin has made headlines for her bitter feelings toward ex-husband Jon Gosselin, she now says that she feels “pity” for her former reality co-star.
Jon recently was shown working as a waiter in a Pennsylvania restaurant, and during an appearance on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show “Bethenny,” the mother of eight addressed her emotions about his situation.
“Somebody once told me that if you feel sadness and empathy and pity for someone the root of that is love,” she said, according to E! News.
Kate went on to say that despite the troubles between the couple, the kids visit him every other weekend and that the family is “making the best of it.”
“I definitely want them to know that I did not want to hinder or stand in the way of that relationship with him,” she continued. “So I do everything I can to foster that, because it is important and you have to have the ability to remove judgment and ugliness from that. The best thing for my kids is that I give them the opportunity and the ability to continue that relationship. When they are older if they don’t want to do it anymore or whatever decisions they make, that is their business. For now, my job is to foster that bond.”
Bethenny went on to ask Kate what happened to all the TV money the family made from their series.
“The majority of what we made, I personally took and put in a college fund for [the kids] because they will go to college,” Kate said. “So I use coupons, we don’t wear the top brands. Those things to me really aren’t overly important, but college, school and their house, where they live is important.”